Periodontal TherapyAn Overview
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that can affect the function and health of your teeth and gums. In advanced cases, periodontal disease will cause bacteria to form above and below the gum line, often causing the gums to recede and pull away from the teeth. Deep pockets may form around the teeth and harbor harmful bacteria that may cause bleeding gums and halitosis, just to name a few symptoms. Advanced gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Recent studies have shown that periodontal disease may also cause an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, diabetes and other severe health concerns.
Routine preventive care visits may allow your Smile Artists dentist to identify any early warning signs of periodontal disease and provide a conservative treatment to restore health to the smile. During gingivitis, the earliest stage of periodontal disease, we may be able to eliminate the infection with routine dental cleanings and an updated oral hygiene routine. For more advanced cases, a more complex solution may be performed to restore gum health. Drs. Clay Miller, Kirk Solberg, and Mark Willams offer a full selection of periodontal therapy solutions for patients in every stage of gum disease.
Signs of Gum Disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Irritated gums
- Receding gum line
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Tooth loss
Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If left untreated periodontal can have adverse effects on your oral health, as well as your overall health. Finding effective treatment restore the health of your smile and alleviate any symptoms caused by periodontal disease.
Dr. Williams was able to accommodate my schedule with a same day consultation and both him and his team were very thorough with the process. Its obvious he's very knowledgeable and experienced. I trust him with my mothers new smileNatasha Satchwell
I recently left another dentist and I decided to try this one on a recommendation from a friend, and I’m glad I did. They are exactly what I was looking for. Everyone is very nice and professional, and the office is clean and modern. They also do not push you…Megan Miller
Dr. Solberg and his assistant Chris were very efficient and professional in replacing my crown. I am always amazed how he makes the numbing process painless. And watching them machine the tooth right there is amazing.Mark Schmidt
I've been seeing Dr. Miller for about a year and a half now. They are extremely accommodating, caring, and professional. Dr. Miller and his staff are extremely well trained and knowledgeable so don't be afraid to ask questions. I have some natural cold sensitivity and Dr. Miller has taken that…Serenity Havenya
Periodontal Therapy What to Expect
The goal of periodontal therapy is to eliminate the infection from the gums. We may recommend one or more restorative, general, or cosmetic dentistry treatment to restore your smile.
Periodontal Therapy Solutions:
- Preventive Dental Care
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Gum Surgery
In advanced cases, for patients who have lost one or more teeth, we offer dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures as tooth replacement options. We can work with you to find the most effective, natural-looking replacement options for your dental health needs and goals.
Maintain Healthy Gums
The best way to keep your gums healthy is to practice an excellent oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to the dentist. Healthy gums support healthy teeth and promote a healthy smile, so it is vital that patients take the time to maintain oral health with regular dental care.